Edwina Bartholomew has been applauded after she shared an inspiring post on social media reminding pregnant women to be kind to themselves and not to worry about what other people think.
“I am one of those women who is pregnant all over. Pregnant toes. Pregnant arms. Pregnant legs. Pregnant pigmentation face. Very pregnant belly,” she wrote in the caption.
“It’s a big deal for me to wear a bikini but here I am. I’ve decided life is way too short to sweat the bumps, big and small.
“So this is me… Eight months pregnant and about to pop.”
Edwina went on to say that she felt like “some kind of ‘50s aqua musical star” and explained why she decided to share the photos of herself online.
“I’m posting this here so that I can look back in a few months time and remember how I felt,” she said.
“Maybe non-pregnant me will remember to be kind to myself. You might see it too, buy that bikini and not give a flying [duck emoji] what anyone else thinks.”
Shortly after posting the gallery, a number of Edwina’s famous followers applauded her empowering message in the comments.
“Nothing more beautiful than a pregnant mummy. It’s all a gift,” Sylvia Jeffreys replied, while Today’s Jessica Ridley added, “Glorious! Life is too short! Flaunt it honey”.
“I WAS THE SAME!” Studio 10 host Sarah Harris wrote. “You were glowing in green this morning mama. That beautiful bod of yours is doing amazing things!”
Others said the TV star was “an inspiration” and looked “incredible”, “beautiful” and “bloody amazing” in her bikini.
Back in August Edwina announced live on-air that she and her husband Neil Varcoe were expecting their second child together.
“In developing news, news that will be developing news, news that will be developing for the next six months, we will be having another baby,” she said on Sunrise.
She also shared that she is due in February and while they already know the sex of the baby, they’ve decided to keep it secret for now.
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